Friday, March 15, 2013

Be My Valentine

As I've been lovingly going through boxes at my mom's house,
I've come across so many vintage cards, notes and pictures-

My grandmother lived with my family for 30+ years
so many of the items belonged to her as well-

She was so in love with my grandfather-
even after he passed away 20, 30, 35 years later,
she would speak of him with such love-
they were truly sweethearts


(my Nannie and Pop Pop

As I was going through these things,
I happened upon an accordion file filled to the brim with
greeting cards-
The cards themselves are so special-
what is it they say about things made long ago,
craftsmanship is key-
The cards are mostly small in size, but the fronts have layers of pictures and paper on them-  They are thicker than the cards nowadays











As you can see, each is dated,
going back to 1927 all the way up to 1972,
the year he passed away.

I even found notes he sent to my mom and
a letter she wrote to him when she was 8 years old- so sweet-




I love how these cards were signed and
the symbol "Kiss/love", on the card above
was also on most of them too!

Although I've gone through 1000's of cards
that my mom and nannie saved,
these are so especially sentimental for me-


(Pop as a young ballplayer, around the time he met Nannie)


(My mom with my grandmother)

(Pop-pop)

Wonderful memories to last a lifetime

Take care, gotta fly-